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RSA Academies RSA4 Road-trip: Woodrow First School

June 20, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On our second leg of the RSA4 road trip, RSA Academies made a very special visit to Woodrow First School to catch up with Year 4 pupils on their youth social action project. Tackling difficult social issues First, I want to take you back a few weeks ago to a lunch meeting I attended for […]

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RSA4 Primary Social Action Road-trip: Sutton Park RSA Academy

June 17, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On a very wet and windy Tuesday, RSA Academies set out on the first visit of the RSA4 road-trip. Over the next month, we’ll be visiting all of the participating schools to see how they are getting on with their primary youth social action projects. It was exactly what we needed to brighten our day. […]

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Good advice for life: Preparing young people for the World Beyond School

March 7, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

This week marks National Careers Week (4th – 9th March 2019), which aims to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality careers education, information advice and guidance (CEIAG) for social mobility, school improvement and preparing young people to make a success of their lives. In the build-up to this important week, seven schools from across our RSA Family of […]

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RSA4 Learn to Lead

February 15, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

In the last few days of Student Volunteering Week 2019 (11 – 17 February), RSA Academies launched the very first RSA4 Pupil Leaders Workshop. With the support of the Pears #iwill Fund, the RSA and RSA Academies are working together for the next two years to launch RSA4 and investigate what high-quality youth social action […]

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RSA8 Students Lead the Way

February 12, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

This week marks Student Volunteering Week (11– 17 February 2019), so what better way to start than reflecting on the RSA8 Student Leadership University Planning day. On Friday 1 February, 50 Year 8 students from across five schools in the RSA Family of Academies, RSA Academy Tipton, Holyhead School, Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Church Hill Middle […]

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Commitments Review 2018

September 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

During June and July 2018, the RSA Academies’ team visited all schools to discuss the progress of embedding the two Commitments, discuss the information provided in the ‘Commitment tracking proformas’* and learn about how this process is going with a view to refreshing the documents and supporting resource packs. Thank you to everyone for meeting […]

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RSA Academies invited to APPG in Education

March 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

On 26th March, RSA Academies attended the APPG in Education to hear Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, talk through the government’s new careers strategy. The DfE careers strategy was published in December 2017 in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, using the Gatsby eight benchmarks as its ‘spine’, as Anne […]

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Broadening Horizons Mentoring: a case study

March 6, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

This blog was written by Ruth Carter, RSA Fellow and mentor at Whitley Academy. When I heard about the RSA mentoring programme, I was interested in finding out how I could help support young people at school. My main reason for wanting to mentor a young person, was so that I could help support them […]

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Opening Doors for Business

December 4, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Redditch Businesses Open Their Doors to RSA Schools Following a successful pilot in Redditch last summer, RSA Academies is now planning for even more young people to have the opportunity to find out about life working in local businesses in 2018. The launch event for Opening Doors to Business 2018 will be held at the […]

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Budding Lawyers Visit Birmingham Solicitors

April 3, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Budding lawyers from across the Family of Academies were recently invited to an ‘Experience Matters’ open day at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham.   Anthony Collins is a law firm with a clear purpose, to ‘improve lives, community and society.’  Aims which are very much aligned with the RSA. Trainees from across the firm gave […]

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‘Arts and creativity’ and ‘world beyond school’ commitments

March 7, 2017 / Georgina Chatfield

As part of the evolving journey of RSA Academies and our relationship with our schools and the communities they serve, we have been exploring our ‘distinctiveness’ and asking, ‘what makes an RSA school?’ As a considered response to this we have created two school-wide ‘commitments’; one that relates to the arts, creativity and cultural education […]

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